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5 Ways Fundamentalism Hinders Emotional Literacy

For brain chemistry dysfunction leading to mental instability, often what people need are medication or professional therapy—not a pastor with an MDiv degree. 

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For the Deconstructing Parent

I hear parents say, “I just don’t know what to teach my children with all of my own questioning,”

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Child Abuse in the Near-Sacrifice of Isaac

Photo credit: rzrxtion (pronounced resurrection) on Visualhunt / CC BY “The history of childhood is a nightmare from which we have only recently begun to awaken,” says psychoanalyst Lloyd DeMause, who has uncovered extensive research that reveal pre-20th century, every single parent child relationship would be prosecuted for abuse and neglect. Infanticide, abandonment, child battery,…

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The Big O

Words and stories that are true ought to transcend age. 

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Should I Raise my Kids in Church?

Our goal should simply be to provide a safe environment for our children to live out their inherent spirituality.

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Parents, It’s Okay if you’re Still a Recovering Evangelical

we carry wounds from a childhood of toxic religiosity that are easily triggered as we relive some of our childhood through our own kids.

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The Danger of Certainty in Adolescence

Be wild and weird and wonder if you know what the heck you’re doing, because it’s okay if you don’t.

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Rising from A Fundamentalist Childhood

What I don’t want is for the children to have to exile parts of themselves and having to put themselves back together like I had to, I want them to grow as whole selves, from childhood and beyond.

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Race for Lost Time

That total depravity thing really threw me off my game in my youth. The T in TULIP cramped my style big time. I spent a lot of energy as a young person and a young Christian denying myself as part and parcel of following Jesus. Which complicated my personal and spiritual development when the teenage…

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